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Gain valuable insight from the most-trusted name in the industry with features on product performance, application how-tos, construction trends, and more!

alt Elevating the Game with STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels
USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels can be installed as easily as drywall using common material handling tools, making them ideal for mezzanine construction.
alt The Truth Behind Noncombustibility Claims of Magnesium Oxide Structural Panels
Three leading MgO structural panels were found to fail fire safety standards—learn more about the research that made this discovery here.
alt USG Has New Expansion at O’Hare International Airport Covered
Lightweight, easy-handling properties of USG Securock® Brand UltraLight Coated Glass-Mat Roof Board made quick work of expansion at O'Hare International Airport.
alt Future Proof Your Roof with Securock® Brand Roof Boards
Going the extra step to install a roof board or cover board can extend the life of the roof and insulation with impact protection and fire & wind uplift performance.
alt Safety Spotlight: Putting Employees First
Safety first at USG means putting our employees first. Learn more about our commitment to safe work practices from the factory floor to the jobsite.
alt National Safety Month: USG Puts Safety First
Safety goes further than just hard hats & steel-toe boots. USG promotes a culture of “Safety First,” from sourcing raw materials to jobsite installation.
alt Thinking Beyond the Building: USG Commits to 2030 Sustainability Goals
USG has focused sustainability efforts in four key areas to measure our growth and progress by 2030 in line with the Science Based Targets initiative.
alt The Science of Innovation: USG Corporate Innovation Center
USG brings innovation to the forefront of the construction manufacturing industry through research, development, and testing at the Corporate Innovation Center.
alt In Perfect Harmony: Balancing Fire and Acoustic Performance
The perfect balance of fire and acoustic performance can be complex, but the expertise and insight of USG make truly harmonic design a possibility—learn more.
alt Type X vs. Type C: Not All Gypsum Boards are Created Equal
What's the difference between Type X and Type C drywall panels? Learn the purpose of these gypsum panels in this article from the inventors of Sheetrock® Brand.
alt Building Together: Workforce Talent in the Construction Industry
Regarding the construction workforce shortage, CEO Chris Griffin offered insight at a recent USCC event to what USG is doing to address productivity challenges.
alt Rip it Up and Start Again: Mold Removal Clean-Up Best Practices
The risk of mold growth, especially after a flood, can be dangerous. Stop mold growth at its source with these tips for mold cleanup and removal.
alt What’s in a Name: Cleanroom vs. Healthcare Ceiling Panels
Cleanroom and Healthcare ceiling panels are necessary for high-sensitivity areas, but what makes them different? Learn the performance factors of each in this article.
alt The Heat Is On: Striking a Balance Between Passive and Active Fire Protection
Fire protection goes further than just a sprinkler system—learn the differences between passive and active fire protection and how they impact fire resistance.
alt The Ins-and-Outs of Abuse and Impact Resistance: Five Things to Know
Gypsum panels for high-traffic areas can eliminate maintenance expenses over standard drywall. Keep reading to learn more about abuse and impact resistance.
alt Sustainability 101: Key Terms Defined
Sustainability in construction is growing and our concept of green building is changing. Learn definitions of key sustainability terms here.